Poodles are a very popular dog breed. They are believed to have originated in Germany where they are known as Pudels. They were originally bred to be water dogs or water retrievers. Pudel actually means to “splash in water”.
Poodles are very intelligent animals. As a matter of fact, they are considered to be the second most intelligent breed of dogs. Because of their intelligence and elegance, they often take home trophies from many types of dog shows and
dog sports events.
Poodles come in three different sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. Toy Poodles are the smallest, not growing over 10 inches tall. Miniature Poodles stand between 10-15 inches tall, and Standard Poodles – the largest of the breed- ususally stand between15-24 inches tall.
Most poodles have a dense, curly coat that does not shed but requires regular grooming. Most have solid colors. Coat texture ranges form coarse and woolly to soft and wavy. Show dogs require a lot of grooming maintenance. Those not used for show still require grooming, but their hair can be cut in a pet cut which requires much less maintenance.
Poodles make excellent pets. They are extremely people-oriented and eager to please. They love to play and can be easily trained to do tricks. Poodles are very energetic dogs and they love to be the center of attention.
Taking care of your Poodle is very important. As with all animals, there are health issues that can affect the breed.
Veterinary bills can become quite costly when taking care of your Poodle. That is one reason it is a wise choice to purchase pet insurance. Pet insurance can help to defray high veterinary costs and provide coverage for your Poodle for years to come.
GuardMyPet offers affordable pet insurance for your Poodle. We have various plans to choose from to suit both your budget and your Poodle’s health care needs. Contact us today for a free quote on pet insurance for your Poodle.